This article is part of the special issue of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy entitled “Raman in Art and Archaeology 2013” edited by Polonca Ropret and Juan Manuel Madariaga.
Early 20th C Russian painting? Raman identification of modern pigments on a pastel supposedly Painted by the renowned artist Natalia Goncharova†
Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Special Issue: Raman in Art and Archaeology 2013
Volume 45, Issue 11-12, pages 1322–1325, November-December 2014
How to Cite
2014), Early 20th C Russian painting? Raman identification of modern pigments on a pastel supposedly Painted by the renowned artist Natalia Goncharova, J. Raman Spectrosc., 45, 1322–1325, DOI: 10.1002/jrs.4569, and (
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2014
- Article first published online: 27 AUG 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 17 JUL 2014
- Manuscript Received: 16 MAR 2014
- oil pastel;
- art forgery;
- Raman microscopy
A pastel painting considered to have been painted by renowned Russian artist Natalia Goncharova in c. 1913 has been shown by Raman microscopy of the pigments to have been painted after 1952, with the identification of dioxazine violet. The implications of this discovery are discussed. This result highlights the need for reliable and perceptive dating procedures for valuation purposes. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.